Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Reading Goals for 2009

I have been doing lots of thinking about what I want to read over the next 12 months. I belong to two book clubs so I will have some required reading but I am thinking of setting a couple goals for myself this year. The first goal is that I plan to read the entire bible. I think I will follow the schedule from this site. They will even send a weekly email with a schedule of your readings for the week.

The other reading goal I plan to accomplish this year is to read as many nonfiction books as I do fiction. This may be a challenge for me because I prefer a good novel but I do look forward to learning more about this great big world we live in.

Here are a few books that are already on my list:

Do you have any reading goals this year?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas dear friends and family. Thank you for making our world a better place. Hope your holiday season is filled with love, peace and so much JOY!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We paid a visit to Santa's wonderland this past weekend. Abby got to sign her name in Santa's Big Book.

She had a little visit with Frosty and Rudolph (who I think were on their coffee break).

And she had a nice chat with the big guy.

Here she is telling him what is on her list (a fishing rod).

Friday, December 12, 2008

Abby's Letter To Santa

Dear Santa,

I really love you Santa. I have been a good helper. Please will you bring me a teddy bear, a fishing rod and some snow. Santa, we are going to give you some cookies when you come to our house. Please bring Mommy and Daddy a new snow sled and bring Cleo some yarn to play and roll with.


A Christmas Tradition

Abby and I made Chex Mix yesterday. She loved this cooking activity and ate just as much while we were making it as she did after it was finished. Did you know you can make this in the microwave now? Much easier.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

More Than You Want To Know

31 things about me...

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Where is your significant other? working

3. Your hair color? brown

4. Your mother? gone

5. Your father? the best

6. Your favorite thing? coffee

7. Your dream last night? chatting with Harry Connick while he was cooking dinner.

8. Your dream/goal? help Abby become a caring, smart, independent and happy adult.

9. The room you’re in? bedroom

10. Your hobby? reading and crafting

11. Your fear? losing Abby or Adam

12. Where do you want to be in six years? exactly where I am (maybe with a little more muscle tone) :)

13. Where were you last night? a friend's

14. What you’re not? loud

15. One of your wish list items? a nap

16. Where you grew up? mountains of NC

17. The last thing you did? read to my daughter

18. What are you wearing? sweats, t-shirt and a scarf that Emily made me years ago.

19. Your T.V.? overused

20. Your pet? Cleo the cat

21. Your computer? overused also

22. Your mood? quiet

23. Missing someone? Brian

24. Your car? Saturn

25. Something you’re not wearing? long johns - but back in the day...

26. Favorite store? Book store

27. Your Summer? Fun and Busy

28. Love someone? yes, even more than I did 15 years ago

29. Your favorite color? blue

30. When is the last time you laughed? a few minutes ago

31. Last time you cried? last weekend

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Our Favorite Holiday Reads

This week I want to share a few of our favorite holiday books. I keep all our Christmas books packed away so when we pull them out at the end of November it is like reuniting with old friends. Abby can read/sing Deck the Halls and I absolutely love the illustrations in this sweet story. Poor Harvey Slumfenburger lives at the top of the Roly Polly Mountain and you would not believe what Santa has to go through to get his gift to him. Such a fun book.

Jesus' Christmas Party is my all time fave. If you know a child - you must introduce them to this retelling of that famous night in Bethlehem.

What are some of your favorite holiday books?